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the hotel is ok for a few nights, but not for people who normally go to normal hotels. this one is a mix of B&B and hotel. it is quite old with dirty carpet, water from shower is not existing - impossible to wash long...More
we were booked for one night only by our travel agent, just needed a place to sleep before traveling on. We arrived late and another guest let us in the front door. However at that point there was no reception desk or phone and the...More
We enjoyed our stay here, even with the walk up. We knew when we booked that we had the top floor, so no surprise there. We chose the Halcyon because we wanted character; not a modern, glitzy hotel. We stayed for three days and had...More
Great location, really friendly staff, cleaner than a lot of chain hotels who charge a lot more. Breakfast is substantial and high quality. The rooms are a bit dated. Perfect for a weekend visit when all you need is somewhere to sleep and shower.
Lying here at 0210hrs awake due to a noisy fan from the room below. It is a loud deep moaning noise that is almost deafening coming through the floor. I have tried contacting staff through the telephone and even gone downstairs and rung the front...More
US$102 - US$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.